Imee Marcos backs reimposition of death penalty
Ariel Paolo Tejada ( - June 27, 2016 - 7:32pm

LAOAG CITY, Philippines - Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos expresses on Monday her full support to incoming President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to revive the death penalty.

“Sa akin, will ko kay President Digong (Rodrigo Duterte), magko-comply and probinsiya ng Ilocos Norte, total compliance kami diyan (death penalty),” Marcos said, vowing to continue the battle against crime and illegal drugs in the province.

Duterte has been vocal about his plan to reimpose death penalty to criminals, especially those involved in illegal drugs.

Marcos emphasized the importance of protecting “the rights of the citizenry—the youth and the victims of drug pushers and syndicates,” by ensuring their security against prevalent crimes.

The governor further urged the public to report suspects as well as advised those involved in drug-related activities to surrender to authorities as early as possible.

“Sigurado na handang-handa ang ating kapulisan at handang-handa rin tayong kasuhan ang kailangang kasuhan,” she added.

Earlier this year, the Ilocos Norte Provincial Anti-illegal Drug Special Operation Task Group has arrested some public officials and employees involved in drugs, whom Marcos condemned. 

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